Film Complaints and What to do about it Jun 11, 2019 10:07:01 GMT -6
Post by planck on Jun 11, 2019 10:07:01 GMT -6
I'm probably not the only guy who has ever gotten film from an opponent for trade that is dodgy at best. Maybe they have a kid film it or whatever, it's kind of crummy film. But I'm trying to figure out what to do when a team sends you film that, as far as I can tell, is intentionally useless.
We received film trade from an opponent about a week ago; 6 of their games from last year. This team throws a lot, and every run they have is either an RPO or uses a read-option scheme. The film we received is a tight, ground-level zoom that goes from tackle to tackle. The tight end is cut off, you literally can't see a receiver, and the backfield is being filmed through the line.
In short, I basically can see if the play is a run or pass, and that's it. I can't tell the formation, the routes, who the QB is reading, what the defensive front is, anything.
Now, I can resolve this by reaching out to their opponents who, hopefully, shot usable film. But I'm trying to figure out if I should make a stink about the quality of the film. Normally, I would just assume they had a kid or parent shoot it, and it sucks. Except I know for a fact that they have a very nice, expensive filming set up in a press box high above the field; last year when we played at their field, they kicked our film crew out of their press box and made us use the "visiting press box", which is a shanty with a leaking roof and no power that sits behind the visiting bleachers (seats 100, 3 rows tall). We were evicted for their radio and tv crews.
So, in short, what do you do when a team is intentionally trying to keep everyone from having film of them? I'm about to resort to buying a drone and flying it over their field.